Oh Swarovski - say it isn't so!

 Alas, poor Khaki, we knew you well...

Alas, poor Khaki, we knew you well...

Swarovski is breaking hearts at LEO DUO.  They have discontinued their Khaki color.  (Insert anguished designer scream here.)  It is really just the thing for adding a bit of flash to vintage looks, military-inspired fashion, or even Steampunk creations.  Must it go?  Supplies are already scarce, and we may need to scramble to keep some of this color in our stock.

However, Swarovski does have a lovely ombre “effect” stone called Tabac, which changes colors from brown to gold to green (with a sometimes surprising bolt of blue) depending on the angle of the light.  From certain angles, it even resembles the Khaki crystal.  Perhaps not as versatile as the Khaki, but a strikingly beautiful option when subtlety is not an issue.  (And really, when it comes to rhinestones, who wants to be subtle?)